Roles and Responsibilities
The school governors have specific responsibility to do their best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any student who has SEND. They should also ensure that a student with SEND joins in school activities, so far as is reasonably practical and compatible with the student’s needs. In so doing, they should also take into account the efficient education of other students and also the efficient use of resources.
Governors should have regard to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and the Disability Rights Code of Practice for schools. Governors report to parents annually on the implementation of their SEND policy.
The Headteacher has responsibility for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the school’s work, including provision for pupils with SEND. The Headteacher keeps the governing body fully informed and works closely with the school’s SEN co-ordinator.
Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
The SENCO is Ms. S Wilson and she works within the following areas of responsibility:
- The day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy.
- Providing SEND information to the governing body through the head teacher.
- Liaising with and advising fellow teachers.
- Leading and managing the Learning Support team of teachers and learning support assistants.
- Co-ordinating provision for students with SEND.
- Liaising with parents.
- Over-seeing the records of students with SEND.
- Contributing to the in-service training of staff.
- Liaising with external agencies
The School Staff
All teachers are teachers of children with SEND and do their best to adapt the curriculum to meet their need. All staff are aware of the procedures for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEND